Walmart Gives Customer a Fake $100.00 Bill, Won’t Exchange It
(HUFFINGTON POST) It’s called funny money, but Leann Ward isn’t laughing.
She received a fake $100 bill from a Walmart in Alpine Township, Mich., and the store refused to replace it, according to reports.
Now Ward is out the entire amount, just a month after Ward, her fiance and her 14-year-old son scraped by on $200 in disability plus food assistance, News 8reported.
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The story emerged just days after Julia Garcia of Texas filed suit against Walmart for humiliating her over alleged counterfeit money. Employees tore up two $100 bills because they thought the money was counterfeit, she said. Turns out they were legal tender.
In the Michigan case, Ward used her state assistance Bridge Card in a transaction at Walmart, and received $100 back. But when she tried to use the bill to buy home supplies at the Menards store next door, the cashier detected the bill was counterfeit with a special pen, News 8 reported.
Ward returned to Walmart to exchange the bill for a real one, and the store refused to replace the currency because she had left the building, reports say.